Here, let me fix that for you

August 8th, 2012

According to their headline, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel wants us to know that “Poll: Nearly half of state voters want gun laws to stay the same”.

Which is true.

Of course, it would have been more accurate to say “Poll: More than half of state voters want gun laws to stay the same OR be made less strict”.

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  • 1. Debunked  |  August 8th, 2012 at 9:34 am

    Here’s a simple law.

    The general public (background checks, training, or familiarity with firearms notwithstanding) should have the exact same access to firearms, full body armor, and other equipment that the civilian police force has access to.

    Any restrictions placed (or lack thereof) on the equipment available to the police force is not relevant to my above statement.

  • 2. Elliot  |  August 8th, 2012 at 10:38 am

    Are you really saying you think police and civilians should have access to the same armories? That seems unlike you.

  • 3. Debunked  |  August 8th, 2012 at 11:44 am

    Police are civilians.

  • 4. Nick  |  August 8th, 2012 at 1:25 pm

    Many would argue (based on the writing in the Federalist Papers), that one of the points of the 2nd Amendment was just that… to ensure that civilians were just as well armed as the government… as a protection AGAINST government abuse.

  • 5. David Casper  |  August 8th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    I think that was Ice T’s assertion, Nick.

  • 6. Nick  |  August 8th, 2012 at 2:17 pm

    It was also Hamilton’s in Federalist 29…

    “But if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights.”

  • 7. Elliot  |  August 8th, 2012 at 2:24 pm

    Oddly enough, I find Ice T to be more persuasive.

  • 8. John Foust  |  August 9th, 2012 at 8:33 pm

    Go on! This is one of my favorite gun-nut fantasies.

    Tell me the story. Tell me how it goes down. Tell the story of how the populace’s guns will have such a superior check on government oppression.

    How did you whip up support for this attack? How did you organize it? Who’s the leader in charge of this citizen militia? How’d they decide to schedule the charge? Certainly not during the Packer game.

    But let’s assume you’re loaded and locked, on the march to… where? Who do you shoot first? The local police? The sheriff’s deputies? When City Hall becomes oppressive, do you first subsume the Park & Rec department with overwhelming fire? Or do you head straight for the Water & Electric utility receptionist?

    (That’s not to say there aren’t similarly fabulous wild-eyed lefty anarchist fantasies.)

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